Introduction to RF Microneedling

Have you been noticing the early signs of aging, such as uninvited wrinkles or droopy skin? Is your skin discolored or covered in tissue scarring? If so, you may be the perfect candidate for RF Microneedling in Boston! As a non-surgical skin tightening procedure, it’s hard to exceed Microneedling, but when you combine radiofrequency waves with it, your results are magnified! The practice of Vickram Tandon, MD offers our patients in Boston RF Microneedling as a quick and effective way to treat their skin impurities.

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What is RF Microneedling?

Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling combines fractional radiofrequency technology with microdermabrasion to treat the lower layers of your skin. The second layer of your skin (dermis) contains cells that contribute to the formation of connective tissue called fibroblasts, which are responsible for producing collagen and elastin. This process can soften fine lines and wrinkles, or help reduce scarring.

The Microneedling machine penetrates the top layer of skin, creating microchannels with extremely tiny needles that are connected to the headpiece. As Dr. Tandon applies pressure to your skin with the headpiece, heat energy is delivered into your dermis at predetermined depths to encourage collagen and elastin production.

RF Microneedling can be used to treat the following skin conditions:

  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines
  • Premature aging
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture and tone

Patients are usually able to see tremendous improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, pore size, scars including acne, and skin laxity after about three treatments, spaced apart every six weeks.

What are the benefits of a RF Microneedling?

Our Boston RF Microneedling patients have been able to enjoy the following benefits after their treatments:

  • Brighter, more youthful-looking skin
  • Can be done on any part of the body
  • Customizable (pairs great with chemical peels and microdermabrasion)
  • Encourages collagen and elastin production
  • Evens out skin tone and decreases hyperpigmentation
  • Gives you smoother, firmer skin
  • Improved skin texture
  • Makes your pores smaller and tighter
  • Reduces visibility of acne scarring and other scars

One of the best aspects of radiofrequency is that it’s “colorblind”, so even if you have a lot of pigmentation, your skin will not be damaged!

Who are the best candidates for a RF Microneedling?

RF Microneedling from Vickram Tandon, MD can be a great treatment for practically everyone. We do believe that the best candidates should have some of the following characteristics:

  • Be overall healthy
  • Have texture irregularities, loose skin, or uneven skin tone
  • Maintain realistic expectations for treatment results
  • Want to address fine lines and moderate wrinkles in difficult areas (i.e. on the forehead or around their eyes)

Unfortunately, if you have any active acne, infections, or wound-healing issues, this treatment may not be right for you at this time.

What’s the first step?

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The first step in getting RF Microneedling treatment in Boston is to schedule a consultation at the office of Vickram Tandon, MD. When you come in for this appointment, Dr. Tandon will assess your skin condition, discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals, and determine if this treatment is the best for you. He will ask you questions about your medical history and lifestyle, so please be as open and honest with him. Your clarity will help prevent any unnecessary risks.

If RF Microneedling is deemed appropriate for you, Dr. Tandon will create your treatment plan and our Patient Coordinator will schedule your treatment appointment. You will also be provided with some pre-treatment instructions to ensure the most optimal results.

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What to expect on the day of RF Microneedling?

On the day of your RF Microneedling, you will first be comfortably sat in our reclining chair. The area being treated will be cleansed and a topical anesthetic will be applied to make your experience more comfortable.

Dr. Tandon will then use the handheld RF Microneedling device, running it in deliberate patterns across your skin. The device makes micro-punctures while simultaneously emitting the RF waves to the deeper layers of your dermis. Once the entire area has been treated, a soothing ointment will be applied which will help reduce any residual pain following your treatment.

The procedure takes about 10 to 20 minutes, but the duration can fluctuate depending on the treatment type and area of the procedure.

RF Microneedling Recovery

You will have practically zero downtime after your RF Microneedling treatment and should have no problem returning to your daily routine. Keep in mind that your skin will have a pink hue to it, very similar to a light sunburn, but most people will recover within one to three days. If you are outside during this time, please wear quality SPF sunscreen to protect your new skin.

Patients should anticipate mild discomfort, redness, and irritation, with potential tiny, pinpoint scabs that form between 24 and 72 hours post-treatment. All of these reactions to the treatment will naturally disappear when the underlying skin has healed.

Patients can expect their results as the skin heals over three or four weeks after an RF microneedling session, with the best results after 3 – 4 treatments spaced one month apart.

How much does RF Microneedling cost in Boston, MA

The cost of RF Microneedling in Boston will vary on numerous factors, including the surface area being treated and how many sessions you will require. After meeting with Dr. Tandon and he creates your treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to use that to give you a complete pricing breakdown.

Why Choose Dr. Tandon?

Dr. Vickram Tandon is a respected plastic surgeon in Boston, MA that is revered for his artistic approach to cosmetic treatments with an incredible ability to create natural-looking results that accentuates our patient’s unique features. After receiving his medical degree from Brown University, Dr. Tandon has become actively involved in research and education in addition to leading his clinical practice. Dr. Tandon and his team are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care and are committed to helping you look and feel your best!

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At the practice of Vickram Tandon, MD, we want you to be proud of your skin, so if you are interested in how RF Microneedling can help you, we encourage you to contact us! To schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Tandon, please give us a call or request an appointment through our website and one of our team members will be in touch with you soon.

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